Good morning, Hopkinton! Welcome to the daily update we call Hopkinton Today — a quick recap of yesterday’s news, highlights of what’s on tap, and a video or two to brighten your morning.
The proposed International Marathon Center, planned for a spot on town-owned land at 53 East Main Street, took another step forward Monday when the Planning Board voted unanimously to approve a special permit. In other news from Monday’s Planning Board meeting, the board raised some concerns about design changes to the proposed solar array off Wilson Street, and the Cornell’s outdoor expansion was approved. Check back Tuesday for information on the board’s discussion about solar articles for Town Meeting.
Thanks to assistance from Baypath Humane Society, a grant from Middlesex Savings Bank and community support, Project Just Because has a new pet pantry stocked with dry and wet pet food, leashes and collars, pet sweaters and other supplies. Pet pantry items are available free of charge to anyone struggling financially to care for their animals.
The Hopkinton Garden Club continues its Online Speaker Series with the presentation “Container Gardening” with Jeffrey Doherty on Tuesday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Container gardening is the practice of growing plants in containers such as pots, planters, window boxes and hanging baskets, instead of planting them in the ground. This program is open to the public.
Town meetings tonight include the Select Board (6), Growth Study Committee (7) and Historical Commission (7).
Photo of the Day: An Eastern bluebird doesn’t seem to mind the snow as it sits on a branch outside a Hopkinton home.
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